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Re: using my X display

On 13 Apr 2003, Michel [ISO-8859-1] Dänzer wrote:

> On Son, 2003-04-13 at 02:01, Fred Heitkamp wrote:
> > I have changed the default xserverrc by deleting
> > the nolisten but I still get "can't open display"
> > when trying to open windows on Debian from a
> > remote computer.
> You'd probably have to allow access with xhost, but you better forget
> about that, put the -nolisten tcp back and use ssh X forwarding instead,
> or is there a reason why you can't or don't want to use that?

I normally use xhost + on the server and export DISPLAY.... on
the client.  I have a small home network behind a home firewall
router so I don't worry much about security and eavesdropping.
I will try using X forwarding with SSH though, since that is
a good practice to adopt.

I still am curious why the Debian box will not let clients
connect the bad way.  I must be forgetting something else.


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